The National War Memorial for Scotland was established by Royal Charter to commemorate the sacrifice of Scots in the Great War, Second World War and subsequent conflicts. The Memorial within Edinburgh Castle houses and displays the Rolls of Honour of Scots servicemen and women from all the Armed Services, the Dominions, Merchant Navy, Women's Services, Nursing Services and civilian casualties of all wars from 1914 to date.

The Battle of the Somme Vigil - 30 June/1 July 2016

The UK Government announced on 30 November 2015 that vigils would be held across the country to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. One of these vigils will be held in the Scottish National War Memorial in Edinburgh Castle overnight 30 June and 1 July 2016. Details of how you can apply for tickets to the vigil can be found on the News and Events page of this website.

Visit to the Memorial by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh - 3 July 2014

The Trustees and staff of the Memorial were honoured in 2014 by a visit from The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, who attended The Annual Service of Commemoration on 3 July 2014. Photographs and a video of this very special occasion are available for viewing in the Gallery section of the website.

Publication of "Scotland's Shrine"

Summer 2014 saw the publication of Professor Duncan Macmillan's book "Scotland's Shrine - The Scottish National War Memorial". The book records the history of the Memorial from concept, to completion in 1927. The book can be bought through all good retailers, Historic Scotland shops and direct from the publisher Lund Humphries.